Received my box of goodies today! Can't wait to start opening packages next week. 13 Days of Halloween by cadet120433
Day 1: A terrific felt garland to start off my Halloween decorating.
What's super clever about it is that every chain has velcro patches sewn on, so the garland is completely adjustable and I can turn it into as many mini-garlands as I want!
Day 2: A yummy bag of goodies courtesy of Disneyland.
Day 3: I got these ADORABLE felt/cross-stitched badges. They are all wonderful, but the skull is definitely my favorite!
Here's a close-up in the morning light to show the color and detail of the skull badge a bit better:
Day 4: Some creepy candles dripping with fresh blood. (I wonder if someone in my package got a little hungry on the ride over?)
Day 5: Today's package was quite the surprise, as I began opening the package and instantly smelled... cumin?!?
It's a kit of herbs and spices used in magic and spell casting, complete with a handy usage guide.
Day 6: A yarn and felt wreath, to add to my growing collection of Halloween decorations. I just realized that all my wreath door hangers are packed up with the Christmas stuff... I'm sure they're already available at the stores for Christmas, but I may just add a little ribbon loop and hang it on the wall instead.
Day 7: DAYUM! I scored big today.
It's an awesome framed American Horror Story: Coven themed cross-stitch piece. I have a ton of chibi-style x-stitch patterns like this for all sorts of fandoms on my Pinterest, but I don't think I've seen any Coven ones before! It's awesome, thanks so much cadet.
Day 8: Some neat looking vintage spooky postcards and a bag of lovely colorful skull beads.
Day 9: This guy was wrapped up in a not-tiny ball of yarn.
(Side-note: my partner listed Ouija as one of her likes, and I tried to make her a Ouija altered tin, but was not very pleased with it and scrapped it eventually. I was bummed it didn't work out, but now that I know she clearly has access to Ouija-themed tins already, I don't feel quite so bad.
The inside had been transformed into a neat little mini-curiosity case, with bottles of interesting miniature things. Based on earlier conversations with my partner, I suspect the bones may be real!
One of the bottles broke a little bit, but thankfully it is just the bottom, so I think it is pretty salvageable.
And I am really not sure about these last two pieces. The black horn-looking bit (maybe a tooth?) has an interesting, but also kind of pleasant, smell. (Is it weird that I thought to smell it?!?)
Day 10: Two pins from Disneyland, a cute ghost Mickey for me and The Avengers for my superhero-loving DH.
Day 11: I have been intrigued by this box since receiving my package. I absolutely love Christmas, so I'm super happy that cadet chose this particular vessel to package Day 11's gift. I'll definitely be making use of it in a couple of months for decorating.
Little did I realize that the label on top gave a hint as to the contents:
GASP! It's my very own Audrey II from "Little Shop of Horrors!"
This particular item will be staying up year-round in my craft room.
Day 12: A very nice bat garland. It's actually double-sided, so instead of simply glueing the ribbon to the back, she sewed the bats together and the ribbon goes through them. It looks really nice!
(Ignore my hasty and un-even pinning of this to the wall... I wanted to get pictures up right away.)
Day 13: EEEEP! I have a ton of Ninni stuffies pinned on my Halloween board, but now I have one of my very own. Luna from Sailor Moon is a perfect choice for connecting a Halloween trope to one of my fandoms. Yep, I'd have to say this is my favorite!
I'd also been saving my extras 'til the end: a Day of the Dead skull wood paintable (I think I will use it as a stencil to make DotD art) and a sparkly bat garland.
Thank you partner for all my goodies!